A Day as a Fisherman

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  • Learn about the life of a local fisherman in Bang Khun Tian
  • Learn to make tie dye from natural ingredients
  • Ride along the canals in a long tail boat
  • Take a local song thaew
  • Take train from Wongwian Yai to Samut Sakorn
  • Life along the canal in Bang Khun Thien
  • Learn about the mangrove forests in Bang Khun Thien
  • Bangkok Sea View
  • Go for a kayak along the canals

Summary

On this tour we will head to the outskirts of Bangkok and explore the life by the coast through the eyes of a local cockle and shrimp farmer

The highlights of this tour are:

  • Take a local train to the coast
  • Pick sea cockles in the organic farm or take a kayak out to paddle in the canal
  • Learn to make your own "Tie Dye" handkerchief
  • Meet our local fisherman host and enjoy a seafood feast cooked by his family
  • Understand the importance of planting mangroves in the area

Price: Join in tour: From 3915THB per person.
Private tour: Price on Demand.

Availability & Duration: The tour starts at 9am and will last approximately 7 hours

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Description

Just a short hop away from Bangkok you will find the community of Bang Khun Tian situated by the coast of Thailand. On this tour we will visit this community and explore the lives of locals who make their living from cockle and fish farming. Of course you will also get to taste local seafood and learn about the local traditions and crafts.

We will start by taking a local train out of Bangkok before switching to a local taxi-bus (Song Taew) to get to our destination along the canals and just a few kilometers from the sea. This is one of the closest coastal areas to Bangkok and just taking the local transport to get here is an experience that many don’t get to do.

Our first stop will be a local school for our first workshop of the day where we will learn how to make tie dye handkerchiefs with organic and natural dye. Led by our local teacher and apprentice.

After our short activity, Uncle Sorn, our host for the day will be waiting for us at the pier with his friend's boat. Before visiting his home we will go for a ride along the canal to the point where it meets the Gulf of Thailand along the border of Bangkok and Samut Sakorn.

We will then head to his home on a cockle farm nested in one of the many tributaries that breaks out of the Bang Khun Thian canal. He lives in the San Taw community where families focus on farming small seafood and also benefit from hosting travelers who visit as additional income. We'll be here for the rest of the day for lunch, cockle picking, and kayaking. The meal is served home-cooked style by his family, expect a generous servings of freshly caught seafood.

After lunch is activity time. We can drop in waist deep into the muddy water and pick some cockles for Uncle Sorn and see how much we find. There are also a couple of kayaks we can row to explore the community along the canal.

During the tour we will get a chance to understand the local community and environment and the importance of planting mangroves in the area.

Finally it is time to say goodbye as we embark on the boat, bus and train journey back to city life in Bangkok and the place where we started in the morning.

This trip supports the local fisherman family and helps keep the spirit of agro-tourism strong in his community.

Details

Included

Lunch / soft drinks / snacks, activities as listed above, local guides (from community) and tour leader, transport by train and Song Taew (small bus) insurance.

Excluded

Pick up / drop off from hotels, tips

Essentials
  • Main stops and activities: Train ride and song teaw rides to the area of Bang Khun Thien, cockle fishing, learn to make Tie Dye, kayaking, seafood lunch, learn about mangroves and life of a fisherman
  • Advanced booking is required.
  • A minimum number of 2 people is required to run this trip. Individuals can book but we reserve the right to cancel the trip if the minimum is not reached.
  • The guideline itinerary can be subject to change due to weather, accessibility, local happenings, traveler fitness and/or other unpredictable events
  • This tour is led by a combination of a local community host and a tour leader who on some occasions will help translating with members of the local community
  • Please bring extra change of clothes and towel in case you want to swim and pick the cockles, wear anti-slip footwear, and come with an open heart
  • This tour is not operated by Expique but in conjunction with one of our local partners

The meeting point is at Wongwian Yai BTS Station (see map below)

Included

Lunch / soft drinks / snacks, activities as listed above, local guides (from community) and tour leader, transport by train and Song Taew (small bus) insurance.

Excluded

Pick up / drop off from hotels, tips

Essentials

  • Main stops and activities: Train ride and song teaw rides to the area of Bang Khun Thien, cockle fishing, learn to make Tie Dye, kayaking, seafood lunch, learn about mangroves and life of a fisherman
  • Advanced booking is required.
  • A minimum number of 2 people is required to run this trip. Individuals can book but we reserve the right to cancel the trip if the minimum is not reached.
  • The guideline itinerary can be subject to change due to weather, accessibility, local happenings, traveler fitness and/or other unpredictable events
  • This tour is led by a combination of a local community host and a tour leader who on some occasions will help translating with members of the local community
  • Please bring extra change of clothes and towel in case you want to swim and pick the cockles, wear anti-slip footwear, and come with an open heart
  • This tour is not operated by Expique but in conjunction with one of our local partners

The meeting point is at Wongwian Yai BTS Station (see map below)